Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


1-18 (9.385)

Conference Name

2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23, 2004


The present paper describes a learning module on design optimization courses within a hierarchical research and learning network (HRLN). In this environment a knowledge organization can be created as a hierarchical learning network to link diverse inter- and trans- disciplinary teams from a consortium of universities, industry, government agencies and the providers of learning technologies. It is an approach that builds on computer-based training, intelligent tutoring systems, interactive learning, collaborative-distributed learning, and learning networks. The present design optimization module has been developed and described herein, as a demonstrator of a learning module in this environment. This module allows for the learners of design optimization to get the course material at their own convenience and time either via the internet or packaged files. Consequently, it is expected that the learner’s ability to understand design optimization and review its pertinent details will be enhanced significantly.


© 2004 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23, 2004.

Original Publication Citation

Baysal, O., Koklu, M., & Noor, A. K. (2004). Design optimization module for hierarchical research and learning environment. Paper presented at the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.


0000-0002-7041-3869 (Baysal)